Our Week Ahead 8/19-8/23

Hey Friends! Here we are again, another week has gone by! I hate that I missed a whole week of posts with y’all due to a nasty migraine. I’m due for a new prescription when it comes to my glasses, the pressure in our area has been funky lately, and I’ve been void of caffeine…

My Thoughts on Sexual Education

My do the years fly by from birth to adolescence. There are so many milestones tucked into the first 10 years of a child’s life. Baby’s first words, first tooth, and first steps to learning to ride a bike, going to school, and… the beginning stages of puberty. The early years quickly turn into the…

Zuppa Toscana Copy Cat Recipe

It’s getting close to the time of year where soups and chowders are the bee’s knees. Though it seems so distant still with temperatures of 90 degrees plus, sweater weather is coming! I’m one of those strange people who enjoys a good soup or stew at all times of the year. Of course, if I’ve…

No More Grocery Shopping

There are typically two kinds of people when it comes to grocery shopping: those who love it and those who loathe it. It didn’t used to bother me, until I became an avid label reader, more health and budget conscious and.. let’s be honest, a parent. All of these things combined have squashed any love…

Our Week Ahead 8/5-8/11

Wow.. It’s August, folks! Can you believe how quickly this year is flying by? I’ve always heard that the older you get, the quicker the time goes. I’ve also always heard that time flies when you’re having fun.. I like the sound of that one better! August is here, which means the summer is coming…

Veggie Pasta Recipe

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been striving to find more ways to incorporate more veggies into our household. (All the mommas feel me on this) I’ve always been a veggie head. I’ve loved every vegetable there ever was since childhood. It was never a problem for my mom to get me to eat…

Happy Hummingbirds

One of my most favorite things about my back porch is the Mimosa tree that sits right off its corner. It’s so lovely all year around. In the Spring, it produces bright pink flower tufts, much like the Truffulas found in Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. In the Summer it hangs heavy with pods similar to…

Our Week Ahead 7/29-8/2

One thing that I get asked quite often is, “how do you do it all?”. “How do you homeschool, keep a clean house, cook healthy meals from scratch, tend to a garden and animals, make it to social events (ok, maybe not so much of the latter.. let’s be real) etc..” And my answer is,…

Create a Peaceful Retreat

Have you ever noticed how relaxing it is to stay away from home? Now, I know that’s a loaded question, as I have stayed a few places that I wouldn’t return to if someone paid me. But I’m talking about the feeling that you get when you stay at a nice hotel. It’s clean, it’s…

What I’ve Learned from Adopting Shelter Pets

As far back as I can remember, movies and media have portrayed shelter pets as flea infested, disease ridden animals with a vendetta for small children. “You don’t know that dog’s past.” “You should get a puppy or a kitten so you can raise it how you want to.” “That cat will stink up your…